Every Landlord or Tenant His Own Lawyer [with] Every Man's Pocket...
Two Scarce Guides to Landlord and Tenant Paul, John [1707-1787]. Wilson, George, Editor. Every Landlord or Tenant His Own Lawyer; Or, The Whole Law Respecting Landlords, Tenants, And Lodgers; Laid Down in a Simple, Easy, And Comprehensive Manner; Free from the Technical Terms of the Law. [...] With Considerable Additions and Improvements, Particularly as to Registering Deeds, And the Law and Practice of Replevin and Ejectment. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall for Richardson and Urquhart, 1776. [iv], 180 pp. [Bound with] A Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. [Purlewent, Samuel, Attributed]. Every Man's Pocket Companion: Or, Hints Upon the Law Respecting Landlord and Tenant... London: Printed by His Majesty's law-printers; for J. Wilkie and P. Uriel, 1778. [ii], 37,  pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary stiff wrappers, edges untrimmed. Soiling and faint dampstaining to wrappers, joints starting at ends, front hinge cracked before title page. Light toning to interior, light foxing and soiling in a few places. $450. * Third edition; only edition. Paul was a prolific writer of legal manuals for lay audiences, including the highly popular Every Landlord or Tenant His Own Lawyer, which reached eleven editions by 1821. The second work is a similar, shorter guide. Some sources, including the former owner of our copy, attribute it to Samuel Purlewent. Both works cover a wide variety of topics including distress, replevin and ejectment and include forms. They are scarce. OCLC and the ESTC locate 5 copies of the first in North American law libraries (Harvard, University of Minnesota, Florida State University, University of Georgia, Wisconsin State Law Library) and no copies of the second. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:383. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T68089, T232410.
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